Compact crossword - The Scotsman 13/05/14

13/05/14
13/05/14
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Tuesday’s puzzle...

ACROSS

1 Impede (6)

4 Armed guard (6)

9 Congealed (7)

10 Enraged (5)

11 Fertile spot in a desert (5)

12 Greatly interested (7)

13 Extraordinary (11)

18 Gangster (7)

20 German city (5)

22 Mitigate (5)

23 Parvenu (7)

24 Move unsteadily (6)

25 Scarcity (6)

DOWN

1 Intimidate (6)

2 Customs (5)

3 Joins up (7)

5 Bite (by a bee, etc) (5)

6 Earache (7)

7 Up-to-date (6)

8 Enterprising (11)

14 Hug (7)

15 Superintend (7)

16 Collision (6)

17 Grab (6)

19 Topic (5)

21 A series of steps (5)

Monday’s solution

Across: 8 ATC, 9 Overslept, 10 Royal, 11 Traffic, 12 Category, 14 Joey, 15 Flax, 16 Skeletal, 20 Control, 21 Corps, 23 Dungarees, 24 Air.

Down: 1 Fabric, 2 Achy, 3 Dogleg, 4 Helter-skelter, 5 Usual, 6 Seafront, 7 Stocky, 13 Training, 15 Facade, 17 Locust, 18 Lustre, 19 Break, 22 Road.